Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder of infant has trial reset to March 2022 in Harrison County

A jury trial has been reset for a Kirksville woman charged with first and second-degree murder after a child death investigation in May 2020. Twenty-nine-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba appeared in court in Putnam County on September 15th, and her trial is now scheduled to begin in Harrison County on March 1st, 2022. It was previously […]

Coronavirus Update

Two area health departments report 15 new cases of COVID-19

Six COVID-19 cases have been added in Harrison County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that, as of September 14th, there were 1,220 total cases. Nineteen cases were active. There had been 987 confirmed cases and 233 probable cases. Twenty COVID-19-related deaths had been reported for Harrison County. COVID-19 cases have increased by nine in Putnam […]

Jamesport Missouri

Jamesport City Council discusses nuisance properties

Nuisance properties were discussed at the Jamesport City Council meeting on September 13th. City employees advised that nuisance enforcement actions had taken place on some properties that had not yet complied. Mayor Dana Urton advised city employees to continue with enforcement actions on a property that had not complied. Mazzie Boyd of DeKalb County introduced […]

Princeton R-5 School District website 2021 -2022

Princeton R-5 Board of Education approves Newtown-Harris School District to transportation coop

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education September 13th approved the addition of the Newtown-Harris School District to its transportation coop. Newtown will pay the Princeton School District for access to a mechanic. The annual fee of $8,000 will provide preventative maintenance, oil changes, bus inspections, computer diagnostics, and routine repairs. Grundy County R-5, Spickard, and […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves purchase of empty lot

The Princeton City Council approved a proposal on September 13th to purchase an empty lot at 201 North College Street. City Clerk Corey Willett reports Chad and Danette Snapp will purchase the lot for $500. The council approved a resolution in support of Mercer County Area Development for its undertaking of the Main Street Program. […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve water meter replacement policy, set water rate for water supply district

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a damaged water meter replacement policy on September 13th and set the wholesale water rate for Public Water Supply District Number 2. The damaged water meter replacement policy states that the City of Gallatin has been installing automated metering infrastructure meters at city properties. The meters consist of a […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education sets graduation date, approves paying for flu shots

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on September 13th approved paying for seasonal flu shots and set the graduation date. The district will pay for flu shots for all staff members who wish to participate. The cost will be $18 per staff member. Graduation is scheduled for May 21st, 2022. The fifth-grade graduation will […]

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Chillicothe City Council to consider ordinances at next meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider two ordinances next week that would approve the purchase of a dump truck for the street department and accept a maintenance agreement for storm sirens. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room September 13th at 5:30 in the evening. The agenda also includes the presentation […]

Coronavirus Update

Area health departments report on COVID-19 cases; announce dates of vaccine clinics

The Putnam County Health Department reports it has been notified of two female residents dying from complications of COVID-19. That brings the total number of deaths to 16. There have been 589 total cases, and five are active. Forty-three COVID-19-related hospitalizations have been reported for Putnam County. The Grundy County Health Department reports it received […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School announces candidates for Homecoming

Homecoming candidates have been announced for Trenton High School. Seniors Lilly Berti, Jenna Reeter, Jillian Simpson, Trager Leeper, Tayler Morton, and Kaden Owen. Attendants are freshmen Kenzie Lynch and Walter (Remi) Olmstead, sophomores Morgan Foster and Gabe Stark, juniors Maurissa Bonta and Sam Gibson. THS Homecoming Week is September 13th through 17th. A pep rally […]

Supreme Court of the United States or SCOTUS

Missouri and Texas Attorney Generals prevail at Supreme Court in “Remain in Mexico” Case

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Texas Attorney General’s Office have prevailed over the Biden Administration for a 3rd time in their lawsuit over the “Remain in Mexico” policy as the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Missouri and Texas in a 6-3 denial of the Department of Justice’s appeal for an emergency stay. […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board takes action on three properties, hears reports on others

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board last night took action on three properties and heard reports on other locations of concern. The fire-damaged house at 208 East 10th Court was advanced to a public hearing, and 604 Linn Street was moved to the next category called findings of fact. 511 East 9th Court was removed from […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Tax rate set by Newtown-Harris Board of Education; meal prices increased by ten cents

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education set the tax rate and approved meal prices on August 13th. The tax rate was set at $6.6331 per $100 of assessed valuation. That is $.0726 higher than last year’s. Meal prices were increased by 10 cents for all categories. Prices for breakfast will be $1.70 for kindergarten through […]